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Radiance of the Seas Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Memorable Panama Canal Crossing

Review for Radiance of the Seas to the Panama Canal & Central America
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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2011
Cabin: Interior Stateroom

My wife and I live in California, and were planning to attend a wedding in Key West. Since we had a significant (and about to expire!) RCI credit from a Mediterranean cruise where half the ports were canceled due to weather, the Panama Canal cruise was an easy choice.

Embarkation in San Diego was much easier than in our prior experiences in Europe. Having booked balcony and ocean-view rooms before, we went with the interior room this time, and actually liked it just as much or better (my wife prefers absolute darkness for sleeping).

Having cruised on the Brilliance a year earlier, the ship's layout was familiar, and we actually preferred it to the larger Navigator in terms of how easy it is to get around.

Cabin Review

Interior Stateroom

Port Reviews


Skip it. Even the cliff divers were a bore.

Cabo San Lucas

Feels like Daytona Beach with a Spanish accent.

Cartagena (Colombia)

The city is pretty easily accessible from the ship; very pleasant strolling.

Colon (Cristobal)

Strip mall.

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

Only great if you like turtles, dolphins or jewelry. Pretty good gift shopping opportunities.

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